Drew Carey


Welcome welcome welcome to the armchair expert. I'm DAX Shepard. I'm joined by Drew Carey. Okay drew how you doing really good. I'm really nice. I sent him really generous. Look an Orangish sweatsuit thanks. I'm in a sweatsuit today because I didn't really WANNA wear real close and I was one of those days has Bonin it. It's a Sun. Oh Son Okay. On the back it says rise ooh ooh Drew Carey of course is a comedian. He's an actor he's always actor and a game show host. You probably came to know him on the drew Carey show or whose line is it anyway and he is currently hosting the prices is right. What a good time we had so I hope you enjoy drew Carey? We are supported by love book. Monica you want to give somebody something very specific diffic- to display your love for them. I love books is where you WANNA go. 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Not just a few days visit love book online dot Com Slash Dax to receive a special twenty percent discount only for our listeners. That's love book online Dot Com Slash Dax for twenty percent off he's not Offered through in coffee or tea. You know any kind of caffeine that he would prefer and he says you just drink water used to drink like At least three cups of coffee in the morning two or three sometimes four go to work and then I'd have Pepsi then I do the show and then I have a big crash and after the first or second wheel and then I'd have to get another pepsi. He's like before the second wheel to get to the rest of the show and then I would go to lunch and have ice tea something else and crash hard driving this awful truly out and get another Pepsi gotten to the second show another Pepsi to get through that show be exhausted. I get home. I go to dinner have ICT not again get home. have another Pepsi. And then I'd be like why can't I sleep and I would be taken Like to ambient sometimes or at least on. I couldn't imagine going to sleep without an ambien every night yet and so are you able. Are you off that. Oh Yeah it's safe for the record that I think ambien sort of the worst things in the world you're free to you. Say whatever you want here what about Zanex never took his. You've never taken his okay so I'm sober for fifteen years. I didn't even take Ambien for thirteen years then. I was doing a Sitcom where I did a live show on Friday night. It would end at ten o'clock at night and then I'm GonNa come home and I would try to go to sleep and then my kids would be up at six and I was like this is undoable. You can't go to sleep after you've been created for hyper creative for a few hours in the audience. It's and Yeah Yeah So. Finally I got up prescription for Ambien that my wife was in charge of administering to me only on Friday nights and did working right so it really slowly and it did working getting me to go to sleep but after five hours I was just wide awake and so it didn't really work for me but I do recall xanax as being a a real. restful night's sleep in a terrible thing to get addicted to but I do think effective minimally like if you're traveling six times a year. I'm sure it's fine. Yeah I learned to learn to meditate tape a couple of years the Shana. Meditation took that ten day. Silent Retreat Kordestan. So I've learned to like you if I'm being a bed trying to sleep I can't sleep. I've learned start meditating in bed and then if I'm not asleep asleep at least I'm so rested just drift off eventually and I'm fine. I do that too. I Do you have a mantra now. It's a silent meditation. It's attended course and they teach you each day a little bit about the technique and the first day you just learn. Concentrate st on your breath coming in and out of your nose So you just do that. And that's your distraction right for lack of a better word your mantra to keep your dish at your monkey brain off. Yes yes so you just concentrate on the breath coming out of your nose and then you concentrate on how the third day. I think you're concentrating. On how how. It hips like this little top your lip. How does that one little spot sure? Yeah and then the actual technique is you do. It's going to sound weird if anybody's never meditate before it's gonna sound really crazy but you sit perfectly still only do like a body scan where you start at the top of your head a little tiny area and as soon as you feel any sensation you move to another area another another area and you do a scan of all your skin skin all the way down to your fingertips your toes a webbing like behind your ear every little spot and it takes an hour to for me to do a whole scam. Because that's how long most of the meditation sessions were. Yeah and then they teach you different techniques like you can split your body in half and half and then the other half when I sit down and I'm laying in bed. I'll just concentrate on breath. I'm having trouble sleeping and the next thing mostly. Were you pessimistic that you would not be able to learn to meditate because I was very fearful that candidate for it. I've had like edvard therapist recommend meditation to me and I got like an APP. If you don't know anything it's like tell somebody take running and not know anything about it and they just put on some chucks and God side and start running and they don't get it yeah right or go to a gym and they don't know anything about the weights or how to properly lift or anything like that or it's it's anything like that. Yeah you have to like use a technique technique to so I remember some APP one time and I did five minutes or close to ten minutes. I was like a hero. I ten administer the perfect stillness. What am I not the same person I was so like all a disaster and I all have asked and whatever and then I was clicking around on the internet or net one day and I just happened to come across this Fashanu course and I was like? I probably not even pronouncing it right but I read so many good things about it and then I talked to a friend of mine that was into the stuff and she said Oh. I've heard so many things I wanna do that and it doesn't cost anything to sign up. You just go to like if I could plug it. Dom Dot Org the AMA details uh-huh. Okay Dum dum and Greg Dot Org and then it doesn't cost just anything you just have to sign up. And then they ask for a donation at the end. They don't press you for it but they do bring it up that they operate on donations. That's an energy you can donate you do if you don't eat don't and they don't really blink an eye one way or the other honestly right then. All the money that you give goes towards like Meditation Center that keeps the lights on keeps pace as for the fishing. And when you throw a buck in the basket just nuts yeah and then nobody gets paid in the whole organization. They all the all volunteer volunteer. There's no Bhagwan at the top of it like arrive in Bentley or anything no everybody volunteers and was at ten days of silence for you. Yes now I sometimes fantasize about this and the only thing I really like about myself probably is my ability to chat and I just can't imagine the one thing value being taken away from me. I couldn't wait to shut up for ten days really. Yeah all talk all day. Yeah you know I hear you but are isn't your identity. So linked to that like without me chatting. I don't know who I yeah I wanted to shut off and get away from all right ten days. She was such a long. I wanted to quit like the second day. You didn't feel like the month felt like forever. We get there. You're talking everybody and like hey drewery from and there was. This guy met that I'm still friends with. He was a marine. He was a war veteran. Who was the second time I'm doing? And he said the first time he wanted to quit in the middle of it and they talked him into sticking around for one more day and I was like marine combat vet. Hey give yes And then second day I was like man I can't do. This is my backwards comfortable away to sit in the stupid Matt and Tai Cross my legs all that stuff and I was like. I'm out of here. My friend was in the women's section. You're not allowed to talk to each other. They the men and women separate. I was like writer note and I'll stick around in the city of visiting out by Your Minneapolis. Minneapolis and gets out. I'll just meet and then we'll fly back back and I thought no going to try to the end of the day and I'll give it one more shot. Yeah and then. I'm glad I did but it was long days. What Day did you reach like a sweet spot? Lot where you're finding like not uncomfortable third fourth day. I didn't I didn't find a really a super comfortable way to sit until the ninth day. They had a thing called at the hour of great determination is all broken up like you get up at four in the morning at four thirty. Start Meditating for two hours and right away you're like in the deep end. Yeah where you're like crew and but you can see people you know around you on the in the Meditation Hall like they'll be sitting and then they'll just their leg or roller shoulders or something you know during the two hours. Where's the hour? But then what she wanted to technique. They asked you to try this thing called the call. The our good determination where there's three separate one hour times during the day so they're all different times hour and a half two hours. Whatever three hour sessions and during those hour sessions they wanted you to sit perfectly still like to not move a muscle so once you get set and the Gong goes off no role in your head back and forth no wiggling your fingers knowing leaner toes? ooh like a statue Don't move at all is close. WHO's just breathing normally not to move a muscle and I feel like it's coming along on my back and then I would go okay? There's my each and then it would move to another spot another spot and then we go away and I trace it along my body coming and going in the same thing with any any kind of little like back pain which show up and then I could feel it move along the different nerve pathway that it went through and then it would get to another place and that will go away and they give you like a Buddhist teaching at the end of every night and one of the big things as they talk about the Dahmer Wheel. That's what's called diamond dot org things come and go you know. They're at the top than the bottom. You're born you're dead dead. Everything's temporary harassed away. Everything's temporary in a faster slow way and that's the biggest lesson of the whole week and The whole ten day sounds like Oh this is just another other example of temporariness. So here comes this uncomfortableness. Yeah and I recognize it. I don't react to it. I don't judge it I don't get mad at let's rights. I don't embrace it just experienced experience. Okay there's that uncomfortable list that came in that. I'm you know whether it's expected not. I know it's going away. Okay so I'm just GonNa sit here really quietly and for sure. I was really interesting to me to watch it like young men and go this whole meditation and Buddhism is to get rid of the craving and judgments and these things just like an is still state so when the issue comes or when the pain in your back comes you go. You recognize it you right. You don't ignore you're in traffic. I recognize Nizami traffic. I'M NOT GONNA yell at the traffic. I'm not going to you have no sway over the traffic. Just sit here and and recognize them until we do that. We both ride motorcycles. That's why I didn't get away from that. Yeah I'm like Shockley going through traffic maniac. Come it's feels like a superpower doesn't it when I'm in La. Because I'll I'll go go from here in Los Angeles to Santa Monica. That should be a ninety minute. Commute in the morning following recycled twenty five minutes. I went to my doctor and my doctors in Santa Monica and I was like I'm ride my motorcycle man and it was ninety degrees or a hundred degrees and I was like too bad and it maybe isn't the healthiest but I just I feel like Oh God God. I'm so lucky that I'm not sitting these other. People like I get a ton of gratitude for my position. I mean of just commuting. I know we had all this Buddhist talk really took a consignment turn I love. You know. It's just being smart like I was driving to get to Santa Monica from probably hear. My place had to go through Santa Monica Boulevard. Art through a Beverly Hills beating the beating. I'm passing people in their bentleys and stuff just like what do you think you'd Bentley. No yeah that's right even a Guy Lamborghini only go eight miles an hour. I know yeah and I was I was privatized to I like being when I'm yeah let's get a chance. I was projecting acting I'm entitled. I have huge entitlement issues. I do yeah I took an acting course one time and Recently died same Christensen. One of the things you learn as your your main like young men and Joseph Cambell myths that you carry with you all the time right. My big ones are duty and privilege duty and privilege. Yeah so I have a strong sense of duty. So on the drew Carey show. I worked in an office and it was up to me to save the store and it was up to me to solve the problem and if I didn't do it that's kind what I'm like if I have a strong sense of duty to people in my life where it gets ridiculous time also on the flip side of the coin a strong sense of privilege where the drew Carrey show. It'd be like Hey. I saved the stores razor. How come I don't get a better place to work? Get a special parking lot. You should be rewarded. Whereas is my share such a privilege or in real life I've BMW seven series and tough? If you don't like it right right sure you know I can rely. I could afford it. I bought it. I put a lot of BMW people to work. And you know yes. I'm into cars and unapologetic about it. It's my it's my hobby. It's the thing thing I enjoy George Gray who the announcer on the price of writer really into cars to Florida. He's a big gearhead. Doesn't have one new car. All his cars ours are drivers from like the sixties and Seventies. First of all you showed up on a motorcycle. You wearing chuck Taylor. I happen to be wearing checks. Irish this is a lot happening here that feels for two official sue of Improv and neither of you're wearing zipper Hoodie. So that's a problem. Probably like a generational thing. It might have missed now. I don't think you can be into comedy without putting now but you're from Cleveland. I'm from the Detroit area we're both mid Westerners. Did you go to Cedar Point as a kid. Yes all the time. That's my big high school graduation. I think that was where the senior party was at zero point. Yeah so Cedar. Point is is huge amusement park in industrial Detroit and Cleveland Now I want to ask you so all of my friends and I from Michigan who used to go to Cedar Point a lot. I want to ask if this was anecdotal to my friendship group or that you experience as well we'd go to Cedar Point his kids. You'd get so sweaty in your ass in particular would get so sweaty it was uncontrollable roll -able and we would often have to stop in the bathroom and just DAB it with some paper towel or some toilet paper and then inevitably about our eight there. You'd get a wet but cut. Nothing happened to your but other than it was just so sweaty. Now all of a sudden you can feel that you have in your button stinging and this has happened all my friends at home and I just wondered if that had had never had never had not universal encouraging put some of my friends called it a wet but cut their. Did you ever get a wet but cut. Cedar Point only got every trip by the end of the day. I was in misery and agony but I still wanted to ride the. It's pretty hot out there. Yes you're running. It's a huge part if you're a Gemini and you want to go the corkscrew. That is a hike. Yeah they have like crazy. Rides there to that place. And then What's the name of the Place Kings Island Cincinnati? They had the beast. Those two places are like huge roller coaster. Yeah if you want just thrills Galore. There's no theme happening there it's just all adrenaline. Yes like the Disneyland is like Oh you WanNa be pleasant see. The music acts and walk around foods. Kind of good food. Great Yeah Yeah Yeah actually. I'm club thirty. Three member at Disneyland where you are and I love that place and so you go by. Pirates of the Caribbean right. Yeah Yeah and then you go in there and it's a club log in what there's different food there. Well they have. You can have a nice dinner there. And there's a little bit of a dress code McNeil flipflops or tank tops. Okay pretty loose dress code but still i. I like no shorts at string bikini tops. You'd be amazed like I'll be with people in there like a man. We should go to club thirty three but you earn jeans with holes in them and yeah theme park. People are dressed like that. Yeah Yeah if you're a wardrobe person and he wanted to get like. Oh what's the casual. Wear that people would wear around the neighborhood and like the seventies or the you'd have to look at pictures of the prices right from the seventies or Disneyland. Get to see exactly what people wore and all the awful outfits every fanny pack in the world. How do you get into club thirty three? There's a waiting list I think. And then it's a big expense every year. They the church membership fee every year like visit it. I just want to be a part of it exclusive club she lizard very attracted to things. Etter exclusive guys wanted to just have dinner club thirty three like we could do that. I'll get your number and we'll give you a shout and together. We'll thirty three three. We'll have we can have drinks. I don't drink Jason Dinner. Yeah if I were you I'd be inclined to go like that's an empty promise easing no. I'm going to defend you right now. I'm GONNA prove proved you that this so that could be from any other guests like an empty promise show. I happen to have had this weird window into who you are. You're not aware of and it was when I was in the groundlings and I was making ten dollars a year. Caitlyn also knew I was in with it was one of my best friends she got on the drew Carey show while we were in the Sunday company and then she did. Uso tour with you maybe one or two and then he's really that guy she will invite all his house I think after the USO tour you bought Waterloo. A MAC computer as a thank. You very nice. Yeah and so I got to see like the you know the the the more savings other. The people's lives better. She was great to work with by the way. Yes happy for whatever she was like a recurring guest star on the show and had like a regular spot baton Who's me and then a couple of the writers we always think man Caitlyn Olsen Chevron show? She's good but this should not be her thing she's never owned show somehow and be a main person in a show and was. Isn't it. Nice when you like you've been doing this now for twenty five years or something something whatever when you do see the people that you felt like deserved a shot get that shot and then succeed. Yeah one of the secrets of success in show. Oh business I think is to surround yourself with people that are really good Like I was never just talk about the Sitcom I was never GimMe all the laugh. Lines Person Okay okay. I didn't care who got the laugh as long as somebody gotta laugh right because still my name was on the show. And you're in the aura of laughter going on so you get part of the credit for being there. Yes and when you're in groundlings and if you're out there if you're doing a scene in somebody else's getting laughs and you're just disappointing so what you're getting laughs. They're not GonNa get the laugh unless you're doing a good job supporting yep you know. They're by themselves either. I'm grateful that I started in Improv. And sketch it is much. It's more of a collaborative shared experience to be. The lows are shared which is really nice. Something like four you are out there and two of you wrote it. So it's like you you can shoulder the shame. I'll get the blame and then when you win you win as a group in you can then go like if you if you crush when you're stand up shows right and then you go onto with four people people and you're just. You're you WANNA ride that high of that but just you explaining how you enjoyed. It would be very narcissistic but of all five of you had this great set and you could share about the experience it's weird. You say that because I know all my friends they would do a crushing set new killer set and then you'd be talked to them and then they would go man. If I would've said that one thing in different null pick themselves this great old joke but it's like a like a bar joke comic sitting around Friday night at the comedy club having a drink at the bar and a beautiful woman walks up from when it goes US home. You are so funny tonight. I think sense of humor is the most sexy thing in the world. That's going to take you back to my place and just fucked the Shit Outta you. Look Saturn he goes Did you see the first show of the second. Yeah it is not unlike. I don't know if you've been around gambling addicts at at all. But in even like an unnamed family member of mine even when he would win a ton and I would see me. I've been up for like nine hours playing playing craps. I'm up X.. Amount of dollars in furious. I knew I should have pressed my heart. Eight four came up and it's like there's always oh yeah lining meaning to it. I could have been up fifteen thousand. I'm only ten thousand made a mistake on this bet and I let this guy get me you know Blah hand. That's the madness of it is talk talk about craving like in. Its pure form. You GO TO VEGAS A lot. I don't there was a period again when I was in a functioning addict that I enjoyed that place but for me now mostly mostly I don't I don't love it. I Love Vegas do when you go to Vegas and gamble. Yeah you like it. Yeah what's your game BLACKJACK okay mostly and I bet sports to have a sports betting website that I've games on our own part of a soccer team in Seattle. The Seattle sounders. So I don't own a piece of it so I'm not allowed to bet on soccer at all a shame. Yeah no World Cup or anything. Because that's probably what you understand. The most probably could but the knicks. So much money I bet you WanNa bet through me like roxy. No Oh well no no no. I don't even do that because that worries me that somebody's it'll get out or something but I do bet on football and baseball. Paul and random fight is coming in general. Do you think with your ledger. That you cap is a young person if you add it all up even even it'd be even that I think that's a huge accomplishment just ended up even or a little less than even but I've had some pretty like when I was broke had like twice I lived in Vegas for a while and like twice I almost I lost my rent money from gambling. Yeah I'll tell you a story about when I was getting my gambling day. Yeah so I had no money you know just had a regular job job. I finally finally got an apartment so I had this apartment. I was really happy to have an apartment and instead of living in this parable motel lived in before when it was like cockroaches and everything so I have my own apartment. Am I had my cash with a deposit slip in one pocket was like eighty bucks or something. I ten dollars in cash my other pocket on a Friday and that was going to the ten dollars. We're going to get me through the weekend so there was the mint casino at the time had a buffet. That was a dollar ninety and I would go to the mid buffet one time time during the day and I would just gorge on chicken bread. Macaroni everything just like eat. Till I couldn't even put more food in my mouth. Then I'd walk out and that was my Only meal of the day and the drink water the rest of the day to keep my belly full or I would buy like macaroni and cheese at the grocery store and I couldn't afford the butter. What are the milk with no milk and we'd be like water or just water either one just like okay? This is my sandy crummy macaroni and she. Yeah little vegetable oil you can put in place. Oh Wow and by the way when I started making money. I started making kraft. Macaroni running cheese deluxe. Oh My rich pitch absolutely dad was ordering pizza fucking order pizza right now whatever. That was what I always wanted. WanNa do and Conan O.. Mike we all have these great has so yeah. I'm broken. I have like ten bucks. That's going to last me weekend but I thought to myself you know pretty good at video poker ochre pretty lucky. Let me play video poker with this ten bucks and I'll try to win another ten bucks and then I eat really good over the weekend until Monday and Monday. I'll go to work. I'll get an advance on my paycheck and I'll be good. You know that was my plan. I get to the video poker machine lose the whole ten bucks now. I'm like oh I don't have any food and I'm either going to starve to Monday or let me take this cash out of this pocket. I'll just go to the blackjack table and play two dollars five dollars blackjack. Check I'll get up a couple of hands. We'll call it even and I'll forget this stupid plan right away. I got a whole I got another whole got another while I lost the whole eighty bucks started out like early in the evening. Now it's like eleven o'clock at night midnight or something like fuck. Now I'm screwed. I'll tell my landlady my wallet stolen and everything I'm I'm thinking of is like Oh we're in Vegas. She's GonNa know it's ally she's probably heard this from everybody so then I went to the bank Went to the ATM and got out all the money I could with with had the rest of the rent money in there so it was like an extra one fifty or something like that. I could get one forty To go all out and that was all money in the world and I went to Back in I gambled and I just started ordering coat and smoke cigarettes but I started ordering cokes and coffee and got a pack of cigarettes smoking cigarettes to stay alert. Stay awake and it took me to like eight in the morning and I want it all back you did plus twenty bucks. What a ride to get twenty dollars thinking about the cortisol dumped the adrenal gland exhaust arrest? You put your body through to make twenty soldier S. I've gone. I might as well well. I realize that people do it right. You know when people are get up in that situation where the guy had a blow guy for cracker whatever like okay. I get it Dan. You know when you're broke and that's your only option. Yeah you make decisions like that. And that's the situation to sell some blood cells and Blah. I sold plasma for forty bucks. One time a Shar so stressful but that scales up the same thing could been like he could be a guy playing ten thousand hand and have that same stress that the guy playing the two thousand nine because it's all all relative do stand up. There's no I never. I don't do stand up much more low. That's the threat for the last like two years. I've been saying like. Oh Oh yeah. I'm going to start standing up pretty good again this summer. I was going to start standing up again and is it motivated. A from having seen someone's great special and thought like Oh fuck I wanNA say more no. It's not that I WANNA be. It's like Oh man. I have this thing I can do well. Why am I not doing it right? I want to do it well. I don't WanNa do part time. Women do my same old act and nothing else and just get up there and put my one hit on. You know what I mean. I don't WanNa be like that. I WANNA be always writing new stuff and trying new stuff and that takes takes a lot of work in time where you really have to kind of be in it like all day. Even if you're not sitting at the desk you still have to have your gyroscope on Yes to be. We are your subconscious in tune to that you're always thinking of stuff and always in that playful mood or as much as you can be. It's like you turn on your observation and then and you have to get to the club a little early because you want to see the different stand ups that are up before you and you want to hang out a little bit after and talk to people and discuss the craft or just hang. Hang out and then leave. I was with a friend of mine. Duncan trussell. Who Does Duncan trussell? Family are is a really good podcast and he. He's a big world of warcraft fan. Some Blizzard Lizzard Entertainment people came to the price. Right once invited me to a tour of the place down in Brea okay so I said Duncan GonNa love this. They they make world of warcraft and everything so we went down onto brea. We got a tour the facility he was freaking out because you could see people at their computers making the characters like Doug Designing everything we've been all the people from there and on the way back. He's like man. All I WANNA do is play world of warcraft now I got a set at the store at the comedy store. Ten minutes set rather rather he goes. Man I gotta go back home then I gotta get to the store early and catch the other axe than to do ten minutes and then stick around so it was like three hours out of his day to drive Pasadena down there then do is ten minutes and go back and his whole evening was shot and you know so I think about that because I at prices right talk all day and I'm joking around with the audience all day you know in between every act them do a crowd work and I think man do I really want to get on another stage. I have another audience. Look at this question I would likely draining wanted to ask you towards the end when we go through your career which is so extensive. I mean you've may I don't even know what a what my always hustling. We'll right and I wonder I'm curious when I look at the prolific -ness of your work if if nothing else it's prolific thousand episodes of television you. Oh Yeah I really have done a lot. I'm just a ton a ton of time. So you motivated by because they I just got a glimpse into it about doing stand up. Are you motivated by. Oh I want to go do this thing or I should be doing that thing both both. Yeah you know you only got so much time and you you know you're born with a thing Or you develop a thing you know if you do you play guitar piano. Yeah Play Guitar terribly. Drums okay okay so you learn to play guitar. You didn't learn to play guitar in your house by Yourself. No you wanted to at one point. You'RE GONNA go. Hey Hey. Somebody's over to party or there's another guitar player. Now let's get together and play or you want to play for your wife at least or somebody and play a song for them because you learned learned this trick right so a lot of is that right like I had this whole life before I was famous that I wasn't famous like all the way at any famous until I was Kinda late thirties. I started doing stand up and I was like twenty eight and then it took me a while to get going and then I did the tonight show or something. When I was thirty three I think thank and then I was kind of in doing clubs? Standup saw star search yet. I was like if I went to a town and people saw me in the club that night people might recognize me from that but otherwise I could just go wherever I wanted. Nobody knew me and And then all of a sudden everybody knew me so I had this whole other life of being a waiter. You know filled vending machines at a factory and I had these jobs. Newer in the marine reserves in the reserve people. Bring that up all the time like I like for for flu. A bomb people. What the guy at the at the meditation thing? He was a combat fat and everything that was in the reserves in the eighties. And I didn't do anything I I kept. I went through my reserve. You're like a radio radio operator but was one weekend a month and we. All we did was go to training exercises and I and two weeks during the summer and my joke. Is that the comedy Central Ohio because there was like it was so long ago and I honestly didn't do no combat no fighting. No anything being daring. I don't have any stories about how you know the training or anything. Even that even on Bass I I only saw fight. I never got in a fight. Bay Man I remember being on a base and watching two platoons of guys going at one on a Friday night in the middle of the road. Now these are grown men fighting in the Marine Corps punching each other in the face and trying to kick each other and actually hurt each other. You look at them go. I bring it up and I'm sure it's like I don't know I have no stories from that but it is it is unique is not that you meet many comedians. That did that. Why did you join you needed job? I wasn't even super patriotic or anything. I needed a job and right I wasn't like I was like I gotta serve my country I needed work and I was living on my brothers couch. They didn't have any money or I was living in Las Vegas at a motel. That's been destroyed now. It's up there anymore. The Second Hall Empty Lot there now but in this neighborhood in Las Vegas is by by Fremont in Charleston. And if you Google map at you'll see it's not the greatest neighbors that the worst neighborhood in Vegas but when he talked to people in Vegas and he got used to live by Fremont in Charleston. elston though it's kind of like the way I grew up in clear like not Far East East or west of Cleveland The call it the near West side so I was still in the city of Cleveland but I was on the edge by the suburbs but not quite still in the city. CLEVELAND WENT TO CLEVELAND. Public school are you the youngest of three. Yeah two older brothers. Yeah Yeah what are the age gaps. were all six years apart. So that's six years older. My theory is that as soon as went to school. My parents got busy. Yeah yeah they had some extra time. They had some daytime opportunities at school right. So your oldest brother was twelve years older than you so I mentioned that you are really a baby in all senses. They they were they pretty kind to you. Those two my oldest brother. Neil well who did right now. He was gone when I was when he's eighteen. He just got out really quick hotline. Yeah he was one of those guys that when I'm eighteen I'm out of here and and someone serves as soon as he turned eighteen. He couldn't wait to move and get away right so you were six. And he just yes he was gone and so then it was me and my older brother Roger so it's just like the two of us us and then when I was six grade he was off to college a Hasso junior high school. It was just me and my mom dad died. When you're as eight? Yes I felt like an only child alden was a latchkey kid which I thought was great. Shar I hear about latchkey kids. 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And when you're ready to launch us the offer code DAX to save ten percent off your first purchase of a website or domain that squarespace dot com slash. DAX ENTER CODE DAX but so in general for more interested in what people have overcome you winning an emmy. Just you know never won on an emmy and I but you know what I'm saying. I can't relate to a guy holding a statue but I can relate to a lot of this stuff I know you wrote in your autobiography. And that's what I find. Most I think most helpful to people as like again not the victory lap but like Oh yeah and it would suck talk to drew Carey. Get through it is all day interesting like I said I had this whole normal normal life. Where no you know taking a bus? All the time is to keep a journal like alleged thing to keep track of my expenses. I would honestly keep track of every penny I would count my change into my pocket and lay on my money out and go okay. I have you know twenty five five dollars and thirty four cents. Let's see if that matches up. I spent like you know so much on. Gum Mama Bah everything was written down. You know ten bucks was like a huge amount of money. Yes yes so what resulted that have because for me personally. I wanted money so bad I wanted to ask Shit so bad. It's still completely well. Fax Me a lot of my whole career. Here's is based on me making money right. Yeah it was like money or like you were asking me if it was driven by desire to do something like a lot of money but if I think if doing stand up again lot of it is because I like doing it see art form and a lot of it is like fuck I could make a Lotta money right in money But I thought that's like I hate having money on the table. I say that but at the same time I blow money like crazy like I really do like you. Have my accountant on my yeah. That'd be great check. I'll call them or no. You know what you should have like a thing where you do like the celebrity. Come on with his accountant and the psychiatrist chiming nine but I wonder it is your things similar to mine. which is I establish a number and if I get to that number I decide? I'm going to feel safe and then I've hit that number and I don't feel any safer there's very little actual release of my a fear of being broke like it's linked at all to reality. Well now I don't have a fear being broke anymore. I do have the the fantasy. We're like okay. If I lost my house I live in a condo and I'd still be okay right and if you know I didn't have two cars I would be okay with just the one car yes you you know and so what and I say oh I had my day. I think that a lot like if if if worse came to worse like the economy crashed and I was like once a railroad later right if I was like that guy I still be okay because I have all these survival skills that I learned from being broken Cleveland all this all the time like my wife and I'll be on a road trip. We'll stop it some simple hotel in Idaho. It'll be twenty nine dollars a night and while we're in the hotel I'll I'll say to her. You know I just thought about like between just your residuals rules in my residuals from stuff. We've already done. We could live in this hotel if we just wanted to live in the hotel. Oh Yeah and then have that be do like in that. It makes me feel really safe to yes. I really really relate. I'm like we'll be in a place in my fuck. This is nine hundred bucks a month. Basically and now there's no maintenance or taxes so yeah we could do like just go who worst case scenario we live in here. I'm safe. That's exactly how I think funding. Yeah worst case scenario. I'm good I can survive. But did you ever see that movie came out years ago like over a decade ago about happiness. Oh yes it's a really affected me in my thinking making 'cause one of the big things you need for happiness like I'm not talking about. They brought up things like winning a super bowl or getting a new car or having sex or whatever. It's temporary now. You can get this rush of happiness when you get your hair done you look hot or you. You got a new outfit and you're at the club and you look good or you get this brush of like temporary happiness. But then it'll fade away a but how to get like a baseline happiness and that's what it was about and the other stuff is just icing on the cake and one of the things was have enough money to see. You're you're not stressing a bill go. I have been where I've called friends. I need hey. They're gonNA shut my gas off if they don't pay this in a week right and somebody having to like. Send me a wire ear or send me a money order psychic. Pay My gas bill. So my gassing cutoff forget cut off in the winter or selling your car with gas like Lord like yeah. I'll take two dollars worth. Yes that'll get me to work or like boy. I hope I cannot drive all the gas prices as high. I hope they drop like I'm GONNA try. Try to run this tank out in hopes that it let me get through the Memorial Day weekend. Yes and then Wednesday. Those holidays that raise the fill up every every place in my neighborhood like instead of going to expensive shell station. I would drive a mile to the marathon's speedway speedway to get the cheaper gas because it would save me like a couple of bucks and that adds up Yup again. I don't know what your like overall trajectory as but I certainly know that there's a period in the late nineties. Were you're making a ton of fucking money so you're on Forbes List Ninety eight you made forty five million dollars they said after the show whose line and everything. Before I started started prices right I was set up where I didn't ever have to work again and I didn't have to change my lifestyle very much The things I like I could still do not not have to work so I was like. Oh good I'm kind of retired and I can still buy stuff and have fun and don't have to worry about work and the pressure came along and I. It's really crazy that I have this. It's sickening if everybody. Can you hear somebody talk like this. But no I think it'd be more sickening for you to act like that. That's not your reality. Oh yeah that's what I get. I get out of shape about hypocrisy in line. Not someone you know a lot of money the. CBS makes a lot of money. Alpha prices right. Yeah a lot of people a lot of money that show but when you were in that spot when you retired being quotes retired the first time did some peace and contentment come with that. Yeah acknowledgement. Like oh I'm good finely Osgood even though I blow money I can still afford it right now. I can't really in in some ways because my d three and he just was really just not around. I some reeler weekenders already to my dad when I was eight. Yeah hardly knew he was in and out of the hospital. All the time was was finally brain. Candy Oh brain tumor irate tumor. Yeah but he had like stroke blood clots I mean. I have several memories of him like being taken out of the house in an ambulance on a stretcher. Visiting him in the hospital him just coming home and not being able to do much. Maybe playing a little catch in the side yard one time. We went to a hockey game together. But that's but all the memories I have of him every chronic illnesses. WHO's always sick? Yeah and then and the always with the heart thing or something it was a stroke heart attack blood clots and then he had an eye taken out they were trying to get to the thing in his brain. Oh she got his. I remember one time He. He took the patch off and let me look inside his eye socket. That was pretty cool. Yeah I remember that really. That's cool. Yeah and he took off his eye patch and he's let me look inside decide. Oh Wow yeah. That's that's crazy. So he was always that way since you were born. Yeah I hardly at all. I heard was stories about him growing up from from my mom and my relatives. I did have a lot of resentment. My mom would never tell me a good story about my dad growing up. Every story was a negative story about my dad's drinking or about his neglect or his spending habits and stuff like that and a lot of them were funny stories about like jokingly like Oh yeah we see I can never win. Here's an example like one time She said my dad was drinking and she told him came home drunk. One more time she was going to call the police he came home drunk. She called the police and the COP. That showed up was drinking buddy and my dad a- and he saw my dad he's like Louis all right and she was like you know can't win ha that's my life right I would think like. Oh Oh these are joking stories about my dad then later on. When I was adult I would resent her for telling these stories? Like you never told me one good story about my father. Yeah and I don't don't have any male role models that I can look up to and think like oh I want to be like this guy right. I mean there were. I found them and I found them on my own but no no nothing organic. Where like don't you want to be like your father or your carry now so we expect this from you? There was never any this right in my family at all it was always I K- it's who you know that what you know and and You know good luck. I'd never had this expectation of like you need this because this is what your family did or this is what your dad did right. So I didn't have that and all I heard was negative. The things about him even though they were jokes one time another famous story. My mom would tell me like repeated over time was We went to dairy queen. One time and I was a baby so to roll them with the MOM. Eight year old with the mom in the car and they had a sale on Sundays at the Stereo Queens. So there's a big line. My mom was like forty five minutes or something like that or have interminable amount of line line time in line. She's waiting line outside to get to the dairy queen window or the Sunday's he gets four of 'em Neil has to my dad has to. They're on the car they get to the car and for some reason my mom said he thought meal was going to drop the Sundays. GimMe those and he gets the two Sundays from Neil. It's my dad has four Sundays now and he goes to open the car door and he drops three of them. Oh and after. You've got the three of them. He took the fourth when he went through the they got the car. Nobody got it. I can relate to that reaction I could see myself doing that. Yeah so I first. I resented my mom for doing this on like you never gave data break and I never heard that he must some good stuff because my other relatives on his side would tell. Tell me how nice he was funny. He was and you know how. Oh your dad since humor and he was great to hang around and think about it was like no. My Dad was a drunk and a if if you had a girlfriend had said Oh my my boyfriend or my husband. I told him to quit drinking. Or call the cops you and go like Oh ho. That's funny that the cops showed up. Maybe you think like wow how how did it get so bad. Like what led up to her finally saying and snapping and going. Hey do this to me again in the kids. I'm calling the police. This wasn't a first time right. Honey you had one too many thing. Yes it's like. He's an alcoholic coming home every night and she's finally at the end of a rope not knowing what to do anything anything like fuck. I gotTA call the police. Because I don't know what else to do with you right because you. I can't take this anymore. Yeah that's that's like Defcon one. That's getting the cops. And then one time he had at a My mom was home with nothing to eat nothing to feed the family with and he was supposed to come home at the paycheck Cassius paycheck and come home. She go grocery shopping never came home and went drinking thinking instead. She told me that story right and I was like. Oh why are you always begging him my dad but now I think like wow. You're a Saint Stephen Stigler why did you get divorced right like straight on your own and this guy and then he ended up dying of you know all these bad health things that he brought himself. Have you never drank now. I used to drink a lot. I would actually wrote a book once called dirty jokes and beer. Yes drink so much. I was in an alcoholic or anything but in college I was a functioning alcoholic. Okay so you never you you didn't have to acquit you just kind of so. I've talked a lot on here openly about being molested. My mom is a CASA which is people who volunteer to help kids in foster care. Oh okay the become like their body and they take all their appointments and then they have one person that they're kind of getting familiar with this whole process rows and my mom does that into retirement and so she has to take all these classes like one on a month to stay certified as one so she called me one time just left this class in Dino you only have a twenty percent chance of not being an addict if you've been molested eighty percent of people that are molested we'll be addicts and I was like I just always assumed genetically I was an addict or at other issues but I was like certainly certainly. I don't think I could ignore something that was a statistic that high but that has to be in the soup for me. Yeah of bring back this meditation thing like they call it monkey brain. See when you're flipping eating from one branch to the next your thoughts keep flying around to the ideas to quite that monkey bring but like when you're driving and happens to have a lot of things like bad things in my life where you driving. You're interacting you're talking to somebody and it'll you'll flash on something you'll be reminded of something and you're like nope not now and you put it back and he looked for TV. We should watch or some music to put on the radio or French fries into something. And you want a distraction from that. You don't think about it so that's your way of suppressing it. During that ten days there was nothing I could reach for. There was nothing I could do. You weren't allowed any riding material reading material or music or your phone. Nothing except except meditating and sitting by yourself so the whole time you're there you can't believe all this stuff was I remember. He couldn't think about the thing. You've been ignoring notice me now. Yeah so all the stuff about like you know my childhood and every like bad decision I made and every evil thing I did. You know we've all done some pretty shitty things things to other people and all that stuff would come up and like it was like crazy and then it would take a nap during the lunch hour and it's like these amazing technicolor dreams that I didn't have to get interpreted by anybody so obvious. Yeah yeah nothing. metaphorical one of one of them was like I was was in a room and there was like shit coming out of toilet like an old Peter Sellers movie was just like turns just like yeah like and I couldn't. I was like trying to put the lid down. Stop it guys are shit and all this shit just come in and I was like well host up the shit and it was like a silent movie all coming up and then I I woke up like I don't need to talk to anybody about that shit was coming back. Yeah I remember that what particularly oh I was like all right. Well that's one for the books in at the end of the ten days with allowing them to come to the surface and then just I guess sit in them for periods of time did. Did you feel like you laugh lighter like less of it so at peace with everything is it. Is it in a way dealing with just by recognizing and let yourself self think about it and pay attention to it and that's a lot of this stuff you know when it finally came up that would relieve a lot of things for me. You know the stuff of my mom you know that really affects affects your whole life your relationship with your mother and father. God Yeah how it is. I think my mom was trying to be like jokey with me when she was telling me about like she didn't want to hurt me and say I was a piece of shit. It was a racist which he was. He tightened sixty six. I remember he belonged to a lodge. And I remember finding the lodge bulletins and you get the bulletins with a note like please keep brother Louis Carey in your in your prayers Bob. La just died and then they would have a joke section and I can't even repeat those my God sure I was like Holy Shit. He put this up print you just five minutes ago you could be fully out loud. What about all that? I was shocked and then also not shocked. I was like well. That's my neighborhood. That's Cleveland for the Cleveland is very segregated for a long time I'm and I remember This is after I was on the tonight show so people knew me as a comedian. I didn't have a Sitcom yet. Helminen Cleveland an account at a local diner. I went to all the time at the end. I and one guy sitting by the register and it was the Kings that sold Kentucky Fried Chicken. So this chain and Cleveland had a force five stores maybe six and they all had at a licensed to sell Kentucky Fried Chicken. Go into this diner and get a three piece mashed potatoes and a cup of coffee and civil air instead of the counter at a table and they also that other regular food and they had to go place next door we could just walk any like a regular. KFC We get to go and it was like an all white neighborhood. So I'm sitting there and there was a drunk drunk sitting by the register and he sees me and he goes actually that guy from the comic TV and I go. Yeah Hey I got a job for you and I okay. What do you you call up on? It's a race gem like He goes it was funny. Go now man sorry. Whatever and the whole time he's telling it I'm looking at him and he's looking at me so he's in either but this black couple came in and they came to the register and they're standing right there as soon as he says? Hey aren't you that comic so this guy tells the joke. Oh can you say it loud enough that you know around here at the end of the counter so they can definitely here. I'm just in shock right. This guy's ballsy enough to and I'm like Oh this is just like my dad. Used to tell her. The friends used to tell when I was in grade school in the neighborhood and it was like come on and they haven't left yet but they're staying there. The waitress comes around. I saw every day. There comes around the corner and she goes. I gotta go to inform you as soon as it's all white in here. Wow Boy I'm like fuck out of here man get the Fuck Outta here. That's all I am honestly. I'm going gotta get out of your man. I gotTA move. I gotta go to sell. Yeah I don't want to live in the autumn you thirty more but you could have easily been just if that's your whole world and you grow up in like like that's normal 'cause if that's all you're used to why wouldn't you think it's oil. I say this all the time. I don't know what your life was like on the playground when you grew up but there were there were probably ten things that were described with the N.. Word in them. Then I wouldn't have even known like the definition without that never never even at seven years old linking net word to a people or anything it was just there were all these expressions. Well it's changing. That's that's good. I hope I graded. That's not the words that are some places. Yeah that's true. Some places are I. Think of it as a comment like social change So there's people in the front of the comet or that's takes all the heat. I have a friend whose parents are dead white and his Mama's black they got married married when at the time it was probably illegal and like so many states steven do that right. So they're taking the heat there the heat of the comment. You know the black people that we went to the white neighborhood or whatever then it grows and it becomes normal and everybody's like okay. We're all traveling along the same place while the other no heat you know and then there's people on the tail end. That are still catching up quite there. Yeah so a couple of highlights I wanNA share about going on Carson in getting invited over. That's like that's a very rare experience for stand up to have rarest and it's the thing you've peaked. Mount Everest stand up hitting the lottery or something thing because overnight people all of a sudden no one night right that many people watch that show and yeah. There's no other way to describe it. It's a lightweight I remember getting I had I was working at Chicago. No I lived in La. But I was doing a Gig in Chicago when I got the call so I had missed Friday night GIG CHICAGO. I flew Friday date back to La. Do the tonight show and then Saturday flew back to Chicago to finish my weekend and I remember going to the airport on Saturday. Hey saw on the night shohei soya tonight. Show the gate the gate attendant. I didn't want to get into plane. Hey good job on the tonight. Show the so surreal. Isn't it flew back on Sunday Monday. Twenty five something. Like that William Morris agent showed up to see me. Do a set the Improv. Oh Wow and like you know if you're doing stamp and somebody comes to see you. It's like Oh an agent from the thing came so this was the head of the department the head of the TV Department the head of the movie department. The head of the commercial department way. Moore's the head. The president like every big heavy hitter from every department showed up. Watch me do a set sat me down on the second floor. The improv upstairs area in a semicircle in the front talking about how they wanted to be in the drew Carey very business. I remember Friedman just like being flabbergasted and like opening a bottle of champagne for me like I have never seen like that the next night another head head of a small not an agent. The head of the agency right every night. That week at the Improv all showing up to watch me do a set and talk to me about how what they could do for me how they wanted to be in the drew Carey. I love that idea. We want to be in the drew Carey. Oh yes a very industry that they want to well. You are turned out to be but it's hard to wrap your mind around and it's cheer detriment if you don't think I'd like to tell people this that you know one of the I used to. I still do. Read a lot of self-help books and one of early lessons. I learned that was really important to me that you are working for yourself. It doesn't matter this back when I was like a busboy. Waiter you're selling set of skills to society. After after I read that I never thought like. Oh I'm working for this restaurant as a busboy or as a dishwasher as a waiter no matter what he said in my head. I'm selling my services independently independently to work in this area and I might as well be an independent contractor and coming in making pneumonia my tips that I'm gone. You don't own me. I'm not working for you. You're you're not over me I'm just I'm an independent contractor and this is the only skill I have to sell and it's like that and show business. You have a skill in my good at this so my character actor am I not hearing right is finding out what in you have to do. Are you have to know in show business anyway. In in life you have to surround yourself with people who won't bullshit you we'll tell you exactly what my strong and yes. Hey you know. You're the best friend now but I thought I'd be the romantically no Ah The best friend sorry let me make a living up at best friend then because those guys can do that or I can be funny funny leading guy in a in a movie like acting. Success does require a certain level of hyper honesty where you just like okay. I'm this and just better get used to it right. Which is hard hard? That's really hard. Yeah especially if you see yourself as not that. 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DAX The other thing I recognize about your career and And I admire about your career is I think for me would have been very easy if I just had the drew Carey show and I'm making a ton of money I'm having fun for you to go ahead and decide you know what I actually want to be a part of a group and I'm referring to whose line is it anyways to me. It seems like you're someone who has prioritized being with people you love or people. You really think are funny that you that you've prioritize the the process in the group experience honestly who wouldn't want to hang out with Ryan Ryan and Greg proops and Wayne Brady and chip esten hike all the people on that show. Why would I'll tell you who wouldn't it? 'cause it's happens to many people they're like No no I'm a star and I don't need to be around people who are going to potentially be funny for me at any given moment. That's not the way to be success like I've always wanted to be A successful and have it work and I knew just from reading and like I would study what not to do from people. I learned a lot of people on shows like what not to do even they were successful because I was like. Why don't WanNA end up like that fail like that? So let me use best practices and the best practice in a thing. Like that is if everybody's funny and if you're the STAR YOU'RE GONNA get a lot of the credit. Yes like Vice Association. Yeah Yeah it's a very smart but also I would would imagine also not a uniquely stand up thing like what I'm saying is you got to stand up in you. That's where you got discovered and that's what got you a show yet then immediately when you have the option to pick you wit towards Improv and sketch in this group stuff. Yeah I remember when I started reading for like going to meetings after. Got The tonight show about show like when you're new and all of a sudden you're taking a meeting every week your ticket a meeting with somebody I want in the in the Yeah so I would get. Hey you're an everyday guy guy and I was really out super overweight. Then and they've like you'd be good part of an ensemble and I would think to myself like Anna at some. I want to be the star of the show right. That's natural after like I had a big enough of an ego and wanted money like really money driven a lot of it where I was like now I wanted to start mix of star after tonight. Try to deal with Disney television. It was the The untitled your carry project that I got fired from in the middle of the middle of the Ellen Ellie rights going on. Oh Wow I remember driving home. My last day is when Reginald Dennie get pulled out of the truck and remember watching it on. TV in the studio and they're sending everybody home early. And I remember this driving home from Disney right and just white knuckled like. Is anybody like going to come to an intersection. Yeah with Tokyo where was it. All rights came right to the edge of my neighborhood. Like I live by the rock and roll Ralph's Okay so I remember a friend of mine on the roof of my apartment building with a AK47 yelling at people at the Ralph's they were going to burn it down. Oh and there's a bunch the roof like hey motherfucker get away from the roof and brandishing his not working. Ak47 wow and threatening these people with gas we're going to bring down that Ralph's and the liquor store down the end of the blackout looted. Some guy got shot in front of Hollywood high school. The appliance store down the street got looted. We run the very edge of the thing the tornado. Yeah and that was. Did that. Help alleviate your pain from getting fired really well could be worse. Well like the whole world's ending yet but then after I got five from do carry project. Another friend of mine was doing John Kevin Arizona show and I was the best friend in his show and I remember I liked working with the most great and it was a really good experience but I remember remember in the back of my head thing like well fuck now and the best friend always right like this show doesn't work. I'll get another show where I'll be the best friend on that show because in the Sitcom business once you get peg for something especially back then and then you get plugged into every other and if you were a star of a show and it didn't work guess what you're never again the starve. RV Show right. You're only the star show again. If it worked it was. It was always a hail. Mary pass always. Yeah an issue I of course I. I'm hosting a game show now now. What's the name of the show? Spin the wheel on Fox. It's preposterously sized wheel. It's four stories tall. Wow and you can win twenty three camilion dollars on it but is it actual. Do they control the wheel. Not even like the wheel on your show on my show. There is if you were to practice spinning on it you could spin it just hard enough to make a go round one revolution exactly and land on the dollar Ma if you knew the weight of it and you judge it like bowling. That's what the spinning the wheels like. Doc It's always been the same Wilson Seventy five right. Does he get repaired. Occasionally APP to imagine what's a while but then they have to get it sort of spin it the spin like a thousand times and keep track of every number of shirt snack fallen into remember I remember. They did a repaint of it or something like that. And there was the geyser backstage spinning it. There was like three crew guys and I was I. was there in off data. Meet somebody and I'm just walking around like what's going on really. We got to spin the wheel and write down the results for the shit that your whole day when they had like sodas and they were just some guy. It's been a real guy with market down uptake. October Sandwich spin the wheel mushrooms or something to help out with that but no minds much more. Like if you were to choose the option casino where you hit the button on the machine as opposed to pulling the it's completely Algorithm that does it randomly. Yeah the machine spinning anyway right. It's just way too big and it's it's you can but it is randomized. It is all this oversight Gotcha but but again I think it's forty tons so there is eighty thousand pounds taking motion dealer. No deal where they can like. You WanNa Stop Spinning the wheel. You want one more similar. So they'll have some money on the board in the final act of the show and then they have a family member. Let's say they have a million dollars on the board and then this this walkaway number comes up like you could bring in now in year. Guaranteed you're going to walk two hundred grand and the person in the audience can either hit that or not and then they spend again and might go up to three million dollars and now the walkway number might be six hundred thousand but their next spring could also be back to zero in. They're fucking dot. That's the end of the game so some didn't ring in. They're going home win. It doesn't go well as the host. It is fucking rough because that's also revealed the seconds before I'm like good night. Thanks for watching. Some of these are absolutely heartbreaking. And then I got like throw it to the end of the show. This isn't it when people like lose. WHO's horribly yes you go on the ride with him? You can't help but get sucked into their ride prices right. I feel bad if somebody plays the game badly. I'm not allowed to give him any hints. But if somebody like really is like lost at sea and I can only hope so much without saying say seven right right you WANNA walk right up to that life. It was me three me the number. I can't do that right. I just feel bad for them so nervous. TV The first. There's so much going on and then certainly on my show like it's actually life-changing amounts of money these made. Oh my God yeah. People have won it and people have like could've walked with two two million dollars and they didn't There's that gambling stuff coming into play. All yeah yeah they used to do. Let's make it seem seemed producer for prices right as let's make a deal and Kinda had these do let's make a deal in Vegas and they don't anymore because they were at the Tropicana and One of the problems they were having as Wayne would go. Here's forty dollars now. You can keep forty dollars or trade it for what's behind door number two and everyone would go nope. I'm keeping this forty bucks immediately or they or their so broke where they show up right fuck. I'm keeping this forty day. Just learned the hard way it could be a car car could be a trip is a trip forty Bucks Forty Bucks a such a chore to get people to Trade stuff in that. They already have right. They weren't geographical graphical hazard risk anything. Really that's really fascinating. It'd be fun to do like kind of a sociological experiment. Where you you'd set that show all over the world so like if you put them in Paris maybe it'd be like oh I gotta go for ten million or nothing because anything shy? That's not going to affect them with the president of Fremantle last night because their seasons about to start again and Fremantle finals the company that licenses prices right to CBS and They have shows all over the world and I was asking what other shows like. They do. America's got talent and pears town Germany's got talent and they're all the got talent shows that show right any countries without talent. Did he say hardcastle. Everybody's got some kind of talent but the problem we have with prices is right is our prizes now are so good at such as rice running salt lake. It's we have really good amazing trips and great car. It's the prices are great. Yeah the other shows can afford it like the these to be able to giveaway rights of owning in an area rug or whatever. Yeah and now they want to do like the American show. I'm like Oh we can't afford that because our budget's not big enough really so it's hard to syndicate now are harder to sell. It was nationally. So how many episodes of that year do you shoot. One hundred ninety a hundred under didn't yeah so even if you're making ten bucks an episode you're crushing in. How many can you do in a day? Last year we started doing three show days days Sukey at a longer summer off the downside. Is this next season. We have sixteen three hour days built in which is a really long day theme three episodes three episodes. Yeah sorry it's a long day right really long day whilst one hundred ninety episodes of the year. And you've now been doing it for what I I'm just starting my Thirteenth Year Thirteenth Year of twelve years under my belt. So you've done over two thousand episode. The longest job I've ever had. That's a that's a very long job it is. Oh yeah there's people the show there've been there like thirty years three hundred twenty five years and you knew Lincoln. I when you hear that at this show because like Oh yeah been here forever. The audiences whipped into a lather. I mean they come to fucking party. I've had friends. They show up in a ladder. Yes they show up here so we don't have a warm back coming out ahead of time to get them. Whipped lipped Elliott catch on fire probably. Yeah they all come in and the music's pump in and they're like dancing and high fiving each other and getting their seat and wooing and like we made they're like screaming back and forth and so they're pumped up from the minute they walk in. I've noticed some people are going. They're like I don't WanNa say ironically but some people are going they have a whole mission mission. Do you know what I'm saying. They have got like a plan. Yeah they WANNA have the prices right experience so there there. I'm going to go there. I'm GONNA yell out. I'M GONNA. We might all all wear the same shirt or the same shirt get called to come down. I got my dance all planned out right what I WANNA do. I know I'm going to say hi to anyone. Ever try gotta Andy Kaufman in that moment. Like that's their five minutes. They don't really care about winning the game they're just on TV One guy for them to be one guy. Did a million dollars of the million dollars on the one bid I go a million dollars yes one million dollars and I was like all right. That's good. I don't argue right from not allowed to because then I would be influencing their decision. That's what they WANNA do. You ever hear about the four twenty Bob Guy. Now he's really famous. There was a guy that when Bob was on he came down and asked him what his bidding he said four twenty five and he looked up back friends and they all started giggling right and then Bob was like all right and then the next next bid for twenty Bob that kind of thing using the show reform art art once in a while so this guy decided if you got picked he was going to make this we'd reference a barker and that'd be worth more than anything he could win based out of. I'll take a loser. Washer dryer over three sure. Sure does the music play is practical. Do like Denton. Played in putting afterward GALVEZ sound effects are live have okay pop up or yeah. That's all played. Live awhile like the audience. You obviously watched a million episodes of that show right I did you have to know about. The price is right but I didn't know I knew. Hardly any of the Games turns out. Oh right there. Seventy some games in writing seventy five games on the hard part of the show is conducting the games. That's not part of my show is that there's a very technical aspect to the show. IOS This shooting the Shit with people would be the easiest thing in the world. You have to explain the rules correctly so they know how to play so I have to explain a how to play monopoly to somebody when they're sitting down and play monopoly and make sure they understand the rules that we also don't use free parking or this is the house that uses free parking rule. I like make sure they understand what's going on. They can play the game fairly and I can't mess around about that and I expect everybody and I know I I have like a little patter to do with every game to make sure that I get the rules out to them and those cards. Can you know or teleprompter. Nothing's teleprompter really so you. You have to know no the rules of all seventy games. I don't wear an earpiece. There's no teleprompter. Oh wow nothing. You're really raw dog in their aptitude contests like my third season of the show. For no reason a friend of mine told me about it and it's a two day test will tell you what your aptitudes interests are. And I'm in like the ninety seventh percentile or something. I forget what they call it. But it's the ability to keep track of a lot of things at the same time. Okay and I think it's because I was a waiter for so along and then a standup where you have to be aware of everybody in the audience when the servers are dropping the drink things at the end. If there's a bar tender making royals or WHO's walking in white flash you have to keep track of all kinds of stuff and be funny and know where you're at your act and know it's coming up. Next is a lot of things in your head when you're waiting tables even in my denny's days okay. That person needs coffee. Let me pick up this order GONNA get that co like. I have a bunch of things in my head going on at the same time. I'm prices right. Okay gotTa make this contestant feel at home. I got empathize with them. Make them feel okay and make sure in camera you can see me and and you know. Pay Attention to George talking. Because I can't hear him because it's so loud but I'm looking at his face to see when he's done and I have to keep track of people in the audience WHO's yelling out of their friends or their with their saying some keeping track of all this stuff at the same time while the show is going on right and that's not hard for me? It's just the thing I can do. Do Right yeah. Because I've had so much practice at different jobs and stuff my whole life was it. Surreal to step into that environment. You knew implicitly that you are now inhabit I I mean yes. It straps directly really weird like I'll never forget that first day walking out it was like getting hit by a wave of sound like I'm surprised I didn't get knocked over. It was so loud. I really almost feel like a comic book. Wave of things coming at me. I'm surprised I didn't blow my hair back right. So so loud and people were like. Oh my God like I rehearsed a bunch of the shows before that and I knew okay walkout stand here. Let's do it again and say this to this camera. Let's do it one more time. Okay brick for like. I would do rehearsals like that. And I played it along with full shows people for the production office but nothing prepares you for that noise and that just energy. That's in in there. It's like amazing. Yeah I for some reason was it was easier for me to digest that I was in a movie and more easy to Digest. I was like in a TV show. Then when I would step back offstage from this game show I was in and I would look on the monitors of what it looked like for me. That was the most like. How did I get here in life? If that's the first time I ever really couldn't comprehend about that all the time it's weird. I don't know why that specific thing for me triggered like how. How on earth did you leave Michigan? This is where you're at now. It was weird because you you grew up in a normal ish you know like people not having any expectations of you you and all of a sudden you're doing this almost unique thing. It's a carnival unique. It's rare you're like. Oh there's only a handful of people in the planet Google who've had this bizarre experience like really kind of crazy that I get to do this like one of my driving forces is like what I got. The show finally a lot of the production people confided in me like oh we thought the show is going to get cancelled and we always. We were all worried that we weren't going to have a job as like really GAC because we were like like auditioning people and having people come in and nobody was working and you know Bob was gone. We thought Oh this show is just not going to work with Bob. Bob Was the was the show and then and Thank God you're here because we have work and the show is gonNA keep going but there was people like legit worried like how shit this could be the end of the prices right because they can't find a replacement and now he's GonNa we can be Bob and I'm not Bob at all. I'm not saying that but I I think I do a good job hosting the show. I don't think they would have let two thousand. If you're doing the show I also think like Oh like Bob Barker's Nikon okay. Let's get that out of the way Knowing that if an icon can leave a show and the show can still keep going uh-huh than I can leave the show and have the show keep going and so I'd better come in here every day. Ready to work ready do a good job and I never think to myself like I got a job for life. I can do what I want. I can skate all. That's good because that'll probably be easy. That'd be tempting to get paid a lot of dough and I really like phone it in phone Dan. But I can't the won't work if your phone into the show at work and they'll just fire me right. The brands bigger than you Brad Springer than anybody right and every year. I'm like man. They could find somebody younger. And hyper and something or whatever direction they want to go in and I wouldn't have anything to say about shepherd ask somebody and I'm like this is it. This could be my last year so Muslim Choi. That's the attitude of have time. That's great well drew. I've seen you around town over the years. You're always the nicest guy to bump into and again I know the behind the scenes from CAITLAND. So it's a it's it's unpolished version. You really stood you and I will say again for the record. Uh when you're ready up and all three of you if you want to go to Disneyland let me know you know how to get a hold of me and just will arrange day. I'll get a guide. We'll eat a club thirty-three and you'll have the best adult day at Disneyland you've ever had. We'll watch the fireworks show. It's the best time. Yeah I do I. I'm so glad I've never outgrown that place I still. Yeah when I'll take my kids their greatest. Oh yeah this place still works for me too. It's the greatest it is Drew you're awesome. Thanks for coming next. I worship at the altar of your two thousand episodes may two hundred someday. That's a lot of fun doing coke on on all right. Good thanks and now my favorite part of the show. The fact check with my soul mate. Monica Batman Listen. I think you owe everyone an apology for being late. I think that's how we need to start. You were freaked out that my hair went good for. You insisted that I went and showered and put product in it. So that would dri- correctly. And you're totally neurotic that I would not look doc yoked and beef beefy Allen so you force me to workout. Yeah I did. I said you skinny and stinky right. You need a shower and work out of my hair look bad in reverse order so she apologizes. WAB that's now it happened to add all. Stop blaming me for your problems. uh-huh okay you were saying I was late. Yeah I was Melanie I move it back a half hour and then on top of that. I was actually fifteen minutes late eight well. I'm glad that you're at least acknowledging and it's It sounds like I'm coming it's unattractive it's undesirable and it's uncouth. It's fine it's fine. It's fine drew. Carey drew Carey hard to make his name longer. You know I like to extend the guest's name drew furred it just. I don't think it can be done. I guess I could call Andrew Carey. Yeah never really added a Prefix v O before we get into him. Let's talk about this show that we like. It's called cheer. Oh my God on Netflix. Yeah it's my show it's your show show a made for Monica Padma and it's all about a junior college. Cheer Squad who who in the past has been the world. What are they called the grand national? I was confused because they won National Championship. Like six times or something. But then the one Grand Nash. Yeah which is the highest score in the competition. Oh so you could win nationals but not have the hook because there's different categories so like there might be those nationals. There might be a all girl squad category. There's a code brunettes category Iraq. Now there's different categories and I believe Steve Grand nationals like an overall. Yeah which is very hard to accomplish. I'm loving it. You're a little worried. I wouldn't enjoy it. Yeah it's like when I watched master of none and I could just relate so much and I thought. Is anyone else going to like this or or not Eric and then everyone loved it and seemingly the same thing for cheer people like Oh my Gosh Amy Schumer posted a story today of Jerry. Jerry Jerry is the best at Matt Talk Remember. That was a quote Ed Tech Exactly. He's really gonNA matter so Jerry. I guess they tax in each each other something and then she tweeted it and it made me so please to think that those two are connected in the world on. Jerry's getting recognized service Schumer's exuberance and oh my personality. I told you this so I finished the whole thing. You're you're on three right. You're halfway on pins and needles fifty fifty six days Iraq. Yes and I am watching this finale and I'm balling And it's it's the same. It's the same intensity I mean. Not The exact same intensity but the feelings are the same of when when I was a state and I was crying that story where we won and then lost control of my body. I couldn't control myself rights. Wait and haven't like had really experienced any urine like that. I mean it could. I'm not asking a crazy question right because you lost complete control control. But I think my urine wasn't acs. Were you embarrassed. After the fact or no. Because I don't think you should be. I'm just one I know he knew. I wonder if you like maybe a little bit. Everyone's in in that state. Yeah I mean not. Everyone was crying. I was crying but everyone is in this. Just immediate emotional thousand and you go. Oh from Lake below ten two thousand. Because you're you're nervous. Oh nervous your son. It's comfortable such a specific feeling okay. That's what ecstasy is. That's why I'm trying to get to work your ass off. Eat all you gotta do is pop a little pill. It won't feel the same. It only feels that good because you earned it because you worked so hard and it really does a boils down to two minutes your whole year off right two and a half and they're correcting. Yeah the student has become the teacher fifty six days at Daytona kid on the man fifteen seconds to get off all my God the feeling. 'CAUSE when you're you'll see when you get there but the seconds before when you're on the Mat and you're waiting for the music to Stern. Oh ooh Oh my God. Here's what's Great. Can I point out something. You're not gonNA like I want you to acknowledge that when you're watching these NFL documentaries about about cte and the helm attack. Now that you're going. This is ridiculous. There cannot be a sport where everyone's brain ends up busted at the end of this show are right. It's so obvious to you you on the outside and probably when you hear these football players going like I don't give a fuck D- You're probably like you guys are being so shortsighted stupid now. I'm watching this documentary. People are getting concussions left and right I mean boom boom boom one of the gals have five of them. They're GONNA GET CTE. And I said this is insane. They don't practice with minimally family bicycle. Helmets that way all fourteen ounces. It would not fuck up your anything your your your head's thirty pounds fourteen ounces and it is so oh preposterous anyone. That's not you will be able to watch us in recognize. There's no reason not to practice with a helmet. Yes there is okay lots of reasons for one and ends up being less safe safe because you will hit your helmet on. Somebody's arm. People are handling much harder than your forehead or euro. SIP robuen. No No. It's just making more space around your head so you're watching them. You're not normally hitting your head unless something happens. Aunt normally like hitting your head on someone's chest but if you have a helmet on it would but let's be clear someone who's now an expert from watching this program. They're catching them by the body. Not the head if their kids in the head. There's been an error. I know that that's not what the back spot is catching from behind. They're catching under your arms and they are catching teaching your body but your head is here on them. I'm not saying put spikes in armpits. I'm San your head is here on them. Helmet you'll hit you. Whoa the helmets not harder than the back of your head a little bit yet? Yes but if there's extra that will hit it's ever so tighter in the most confined tight tight spot you don't have room for extra material and also the extra ounces really does make a difference. You have very specific shoes like we had these specific shoes that were I think. Think four ounces. You're you're being bullheaded gory. You're not you're not being. You're not prioritizing safety or the rest of their life so inches and I'm not saying they have to wear it in the competition. I know everyone needs to blow out to look good in their hair's got to do a certain thing I'm just saying in practice. Just it's like they've now in practice they don't run as much in football. They have less contact practices. You know. They're making adjustments. That are realistic. And I'm watching the show which I love which I love and I respect the athletes and I'm going this. They're just not doing everything they can do for safety now. Look I know they're not. I agree with you not put Delta two in there to get fucking five foot cushions five. Never GonNa feel the feeling that I felt. That doesn't have the biproduct of head trauma now. Oh there's many many sports that don't have the forgot. It concussion my time. It's it's not a little. I guess I'm not sure I'm not sure I'm seeing early. Signs of not. Not One of them is aggression. Then you have it. I know I do but I'm owning it way ward accident motorcycle accident. My God going to get more and more aggressive love. I I hate you okay. No I know what you're saying. Someone on the outside but you are wrong. You can't practice with something and then just go to the competition and expect everything to be the t- to be fine. It's not everything changes. Do you know why they'll see when you get episode. Mm Four or five Hawaii. You're not correct because it's never been tried. You're saying you're saying the theory that's never been tested why you are not correct. Because you've never done it right and I have and I know that even if somebody has like a brace on that's almost flush with their skin it makes a difference. It makes a difference difference in the way people are catching you have to hold. I mean it makes a different. Everyone will have to adjust now. Yeah we send someone out after a career cheer for Years Five Year Twenty concussions. CT No way you're just like warnings in NFL. You are blinded by your love for the sport not I did that and people did get hurt and people like came out and we lost. We had to get alternates. And that happened all the time but never because in our in our experience never because of concussions Sion's never because of something a helmet could have snapped lots of torn. ACL Lots of tumbling injuries and people having even a limp. We'll know that they just can't tumble and then they're out there not a man. Oh and you're learning and you're saying Oh you don't care about that for future comedian. Live with a fucking bum. Neither are life my hamstring right. And you're fine you're you're you're doing great tight Bac uh-huh okay anyway. We Love Cheer. It's a great show. It really just brought me back and I thank Netflix for that. Whoever's listening to this we we vote? Will you vote on this episode of whether you agree with Monica I wanna I WANNA see if I'm off base of Monica's off base and we need some objective outside 'cause I'm an actual X.. Experts what blinds you to it. That's the only weird thing about you. You cannot see your own blindness. Say What what I'm saying. You were suffering from from being in the forest. Can I say this point of the different. If you said to meet people die. Ride motorcycles. Go you're absolutely right. It's absolutely dangerous Chris. It's I wouldn't deny at any point you deny what you say it's not as dangerous motivating motor GP. He racing isn't as dangerous actually F. One where they're in a car. Ironically that's just the data they haven't the guy has died in a long time motogp now allemand where they raised the two or three guys die every single race. Yeah he you now okay. But you're not making any changes. Not In denial. I think changes would be fantastic to man but but you drive a motor. You ride a motorcycle knowing dangerous race on the isle. A man. Okay but just on the road. Is it more dangerous dangerous. What I do is very dangerous? Okay okay so you're you see all say that there's a lot of injuries that's right but you don't want him to change in any way. Du On it to change us. I was very in favor. Now leathers you can buy leathers that have called an air suit and and when you start to crash it inflates the whole suit so you don't break your bones now. There are a lot of people that had issues with that because of the added weight because of once that thing deploys you lose your you know potential ability to control the motorcycle Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. I was very in favor of their suit. Well it's a little different because you're writing recreationally early. I take it very seriously. Do you bet you've never been to attract eight with me. I know you do when Shannon's faster than me. It ruins my whole life and I must be faster so sure. So there's injuries but I don't think anything should change it. I hope I hope everyone gets. CTE DT Oh my God. You're the devil. Because you really end up you know if I have cte. I'm doing great so all should get it. Oh my oh my gosh they got that crash update. Oh there's an update rob do you WanNa say it pusher yeah someone from the crack family emailed us and said that it crack is a play on cracking an egg and that they're technically a chicken and egg restaurant rob's his AIG that egg. That's Chicago thing. We apologize owners and family members of crack Shack for assuming it was a play on the addictive quality of crack cocaine otherwise has known as rock. I still think people though when they see the sign. Think that you know. We know their intentions. Now which is beautiful but I still think people think crack check like it's addictive. Good Way I think it is so funny that you think I am in the forest about my stuff but you are not in the forest with about your stuff because you. That's an example right there. They use still think that you are right even with the knowledge that you're not yeah I do I. I think the majority of people when they hear crash check. Don't think of cracking inaugurate stand by that. I'm going to pull some people and I think going to fund a study with isn't doesn't ten. I think it's a double entendre. I what do I what do you what do you do. You think most people when they hear crack think Oh crap old cracking the egg shack doc. I actually to be honest when I first heard it. I didn't think it was cracking an egg but I also think of it as crack crack cocaine cocaine you know in my head. I'm thinking of Joe's IOS Crab Shack to be honest when I hear that cracked Tibia the most common injury and cheer. I should know. I think Joe's crab shack can. I think of cracking the crab. That's what's happening in my head. That's positive association. I would imagine what that. Oh yeah obviously and a birthday or to do there. Well good now we know now before we get into drew but this is connected because it just drew is a game show host and we just watched a game show last night. I guess we did jeopardy jeopardy pretty separately. Oh we were. Can I roll it out. Because it's Kinda gory will. Here's what's great is you. You knew that I had read the clues for a category and I thought that was really cool. They got to do that like a month ago. And I did not even realize while I was reading gene the category that the whole category was going to be named not an armchair experts writing. I didn't realize that so I read all these answers with with great stress because there was a lot of multi celebic words. There was some hard pronunciations. But I got through it and that's all just put a pin in it. I here's the reveals else. I thought it was on a standard episode. Then we come to find out. We're on the Goddamn of all time episode. The Primetime eight PM fourteen million viewers. So right there already. I'm already at like an eleven. Like how did I end up that. It's such an honor and then to be the prime time and then the fucking category is not an armchair expert. I know my God. I couldn't even wrap my head around. Their reaction was so wonderful. You are the Indian like I really did not ex- I I had no. I didn't know what was going to happen. Oh my God it's so flattering thing. All what a night. Oh what a night okay drew Carey. Okay drew another game show host. Yes okay so he said Cedar Point that is exactly between Detroit. and Cleveland in Sandusky. Okay I was going to guess that it's about sixty miles from Cleveland and I'm going to guess that it's about a a hundred miles from Detroit. The exact coordinates of the midpoint are some latitude and longitude. Thirty one agrees twenty. I don't even know how to say these South Salem North North okay. Forty one degrees twenty-five what looks like inches. Twenty twenty four feet no feet what. How do you read coordinates? There's three numbers here. Okay Forty one point forty one degrees decide. Okay Twenty five feet sign twenty four inches sign north. Okay just find further refining that forty sewer but I guess what I'm asking is. What is the verb? How do you say because you don't say forty one percent and you don't say twenty five feet twenty four inches? This is just how how you write it. I don't know how you say it so okay. Forty one twenty five twenty four north growing eighty three ten forty west. Okay okay okay great. That's the exact coordinates of the midpoint now. The Cedar Point Cordless are Whoa Oh whoa forty one point. Four eight to two percent north And I don't have the other two numbers. Maybe those were irrelevant. Eighty two point six eight three five percent west it really is almost exactly mid point as the crow flies. I don't want to anger you. Would you mind if I ask our friend to question. Okay Hey Google. How far is Detroit from Cedar Point? It's one hundred eighteen miles to get to Detroit from Cedar Point One eighteen. Hey Google how far is it from Cleveland to Cedar Point It. Sixty one point eight miles due Cedar Point from Cleveland. Nobody bub-bubba. Can you believe my guests was that spot on. I guess sixty miles sixty one miles. That's incredible Mike. Claim was that Cedar Point was way closer to Cleveland and turns out. It's it's half the distance to Cleveland as it is to Detroit. What about these coordinates are minutes minutes and seconds skains degrees minutes seconds so it is degrees you do say it like that Pay The percentages are very similar but also. I wonder if when you pose a question like that if it just goes as the crow flies years. Cleveland here's a triton they say boom straight line the midway point is these coordinates nets I wonder if they factor driving. You can't just go straight there so you gotta go down seventy five minutes to go across share but that's maybe two different questions driving versus. Is it literally in the center. Yeah I mean the bottom line is drew was wrong. That Cedar Point is halfway between Detroit. Until in Cleveland driving. It's one third third of the way to Detroit okay. So He's a club thirty three member. Who which is very exclusive apex exclusivity and I really want that? Yeah he said he'll take us but I want my own membership or you do. Yeah across a year. Well it says here but this is just on speculation because nobody really knows the invite only membership has a weightless it's been opened and closed over the years due to high demand. According to one club thirty three member there is a twenty five thousand thousand to a hundred thousand dollar initiation fee and twelve thousand to thirty thousand annual fee depending on the level of membership. Oh God even when you get it in nine I want the highest here hundred thousand thirty thousand platinum or diamond. What do you think you think? Broken roken into gemstones over there. No it's probably Disney base probably like mold and then some lesson goofy Donald Pluto Luda. I think Pluto's probably you enter as as a poodle level. Exactly who is that. What goofy like him yeah? The club is a members only dining experience consisting of the restaurant and Jazz Lounge Jazz. Well yeah got me interested now. Members also get access assist to the nineteen thousand one lounge in California adventure. It's also the only place to serve alcohol in California Park so I'd get my money's probably have to pay for alcohol but yeah. The club was originally designed as a place for Walt Disney to entertain gas and business associates. But he died about five months before it was officially Sad tutorials so yeah. You said he'd been doing this for twenty five years he went on Carson in ninety one. Okay Okay it's two thousand twenty. Yeah so Twenty nine years almost thirty years almost thirty years that for ham. Anyone who can find gainful employment show business for thirty years nearly impossible. Yeah as true okay. The movie about happiness is happy. It came out two thousand awesome lab. We've talked about that a few times on here. I think he said there's seventies games seventy ish games on the show. There's a total of one hundred and ten in pricing. Games have been played on the show. Seventy seven of which are in the current rotation I can't imagine juggling them any games. I barely juggle a spin. The wheel game just different axes. Different things happen in each act. That's enough for me for whatever. It is for different kind of ways to play the game. I'm tapped tapped out. Yeah that's all fascinating gentlemen. Yeah very very. He was so nice very inclusive generous asking us to come to Disney his knee and again when Caitlyn worked with them she just couldn't have been more positive about how generous he was. Yeah yeah about people need to. Oh I love you I love you and I'm going to work on my scheduling heard you. You have to be better. All right Lovey

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